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Addiction and the Siblings Left Behind

[THERAPY UNSCRIPTED – A WEEKLY COLUMN] Meet Emma. Fourteen, blonde, and her favorite thing in the world is cheerleading. She’s…

Crawling Through Recovery After the Pink Cloud Bursts

[THERAPY UNSCRIPTED – A WEEKLY COLUMN] Amanda was six months sober the first time she cried. The tears came tumbling-…

The Tragically Beautiful Art of Addiction Therapy

[THERAPY UNSCRIPTED – A WEEKLY COLUMN] You’ll definitely want to refer any client struggling with addiction out. Addicts lie. They…

Sometimes, We Only Escape Hell Temporarily

They were supposed to never see each other again.  At least that was what reassured me, after detailing her and…

When the Healing Hurts

Nicole (Herschler) Arzt  is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern working in Southern California. She has been privileged to…

“I relapsed when I got fat”

I relapsed when I got fat. She said this with a matter-of-fact shrug and then gave me a smirk. She…

The Opposite of Being Loved Is Not Being Hated, It’s Being Misunderstood

I just hate myself. She practically spat those words at me during our intake, when we were sitting across from…

The Ups & Downs of a Life in Addiction: You Deserve to Heal

If you are suffering, in any capacity, you have permission to ask for help. You don’t need to hit any…

The Client Who Hated Therapists

She was broken when I first met her. These were her words, not mine, and she hated therapists. Barely made…